July 1, 2017:
"Is it so nice as all that?" asked the mole, shyly...
"Nice? It's the only thing," said the Water Rat Solemnly, as he leaned forward for his stroke. "Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing—absolutely nothing—half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats."
"Simply messing...about in boats — or with boats... In or out of 'em it doesn't matter. Nothing seems to matter, that's the charm of it. Whether you get away, or whether you don't; whether you arrive at your destination or whether you reach somewhere else, or whether you never get anywhere at all, you're always busy, and you never do anything in particular; and when you've done it there's always something else to do, and you can do it if you like, but you'd much better not."
June 1, 2017
Mother, mother ocean, I have heard you call...
As boaters, we understand and often experience the strong and undeniable call of the water. We answer that call in many ways, from just sitting on the deck at EYC, to cruising around river and creeks, to racing across the ocean. Water calms us, challenges us, and renews us.
June is World Oceans Month and is a perfect time for us to reflect upon the power of water in our lives, celebrate our relationship with the water, and rededicate ourselves to protecting our waters.
Check out NOAA’s website for all kinds of fun information about our oceans, how to get out enjoy them and the waters that feed into them, and how to help protect them.
April 1, 2017: Spring is in full swing at EYC!
Thank you to all who came out for Spring Clean-Up day at the club. There were busy bees in all directions that morning pruning and turning the soil in the gardens, cleaning all of the regular glass and isinglass windows, and cleaning out and replenishing the sandbox, as well as many, many other tasks. It was definitely a day of many hands make for light work!
As usual, there are all kinds of wonderful and fun events to do at EYC this month and amongst the fun there is some club business that members need to pay attention to, become informed about, ask questions about, so we as a club can make the best decisions for EYC before we get to the Annual Membership Meeting on Saturday, October 28 – which is early this year due to Veterans Day falling on our normal date.
May 1, 2017:
The City of Annapolis recently contacted Past Commodore Jack Morkan to ask if a group of EYCers could meet with the Mayor of Niteroi and his staff. Niteroi is Brazil’s equivalent of Annapolis with a very large sailing community and the location of Brazil’s naval academy. The two cities would like to establish a “sister city” relationship.
The City of Annapolis wanted EYC to talk about our club operations and relationship with the EYC Foundation and Box Of Rain, and for those organizations to talk about their programs. As is typical of EYC, not completely understanding the full picture, all immediately said, “YES! Count us in!” (Speaking of pictures, find them on our Facebook page!)
March 1, 2017: It’s SPRING!
Another winter done! Time to ready boats for the season, spy the first osprey, burn socks, celebrate more daylight! And celebrate we will. Whooo-hooo!
Daylight Saving Time begins on March 12 as we spring the clock ahead. However, the true heralding of spring arrives the following Monday, March 20, at 4 p.m. as we burn our socks on the eve of the Spring Equinox. I am sure none of our EYCers REALLY wants to be burning their socks, drinking beer, and eating oysters at 0630 on Monday morning ... so come on out Monday afternoon and celebrate another successful escape from winter’s cold clutches at the Official Sock Burning (Bob Turner years ago anointed EYC with this very high honor and responsibility).